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Definitions for greasy
ˈgri si, -zi; ˈgri zi; ˈgri sigreasy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginousadjective

    containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

    "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"

  2. greasy, oilyadjective

    smeared or soiled with grease or oil

    "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"


  1. greasyadjective

    Having a slippery surface; having a surface covered with grease.

  2. greasyadjective

    Containing a lot of grease or fat.

  3. greasyadjective

    detestable, unethical.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Greasyadjective

    Etymology: from grease.

    The fragments, scraps, the bits and greasy reliques
    Of her o’er-eaten faith. William Shakespeare.

    Even the lewd rabble
    Govern’d their roaring throats, and grumbled pity:
    I could have hugg’d the greasy rogues; they pleas’d me. Thomas Otway.

    Buy sheep, and see that they be big-boned, and have a soft, greasy, well curled close wool. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    Let’s consult together against this greasy knight. William Shakespeare.


  1. greasy

    Greasy refers to something that is covered, penetrated, or saturated with oil or fat, causing it to be slippery or shiny in appearance. It can also describe food that contains or has been cooked with a lot of fat or oil. Additionally, on a less literal sense, it can describe a person considered untrustworthy or insincere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greasy

    composed of, or characterized by, grease; oily; unctuous; as, a greasy dish

  2. Greasy

    smeared or defiled with grease

  3. Greasy

    like grease or oil; smooth; seemingly unctuous to the touch, as is mineral soapstone

  4. Greasy

    fat of body; bulky

  5. Greasy

    gross; indelicate; indecent

  6. Greasy

    affected with the disease called grease; as, the heels of a horse. See Grease, n., 2

  7. Etymology: [Compar. Greasier (); superl. Greasiest.]


  1. Greasy

    Greasy is a census-designated place in Adair County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 387 at the 2000 census.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. greasy

    Synonymous with dirty weather.

Anagrams for greasy »

  1. gayers

  2. gyrase

  3. yagers

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greasy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greasy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of greasy in a Sentence

  1. Bobby Awadalla:

    If we can make skin care as easy and delicious as drinking a Red Bull, I thought, people would use it more, people resist putting cream on their skin because they don’t like the greasy feel and smell. Athletes don’t like sunscreen dripping in their eyes.

  2. Jeff Woolmer:

    Right now my tank is in real need of some love and care. The battery needs to be replaced and the inside is a bit grimy and greasy. but I'm hoping to get it up and running in the next few weeks and there's even the potential to get it road legal.

  3. from an official Japanese guide for English-speaking drivers, 1936:

    1. At the rise of the hand of the policeman, stop rapidly. Do not pass him or otherwise disrespect him. 2. If pedestrian obstacle your path, tootle horn melodiously. If he continue to obstacle, tootle horn vigorously and utter vocal warning such as "Hi, Hi." [...] 5. Beware of greasy corner where lurk skid demon. Cease step on, approach slowly, round cautiously, resume step on gradually.

  4. Sandee Hanline:

    The Greasy fucken fat pig that discusses her husbands day drive and he’ll eventually cut and eat her fucken heart ad he yells out of anger

  5. Eric Widick:

    It's kind of one of your little greasy spoon restaurants, we're a community. If one person is in need, we'll all be there for them.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. abash
    • B. transpire
    • C. affront
    • D. loom

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